[amsat-bb] Re: Why RFMD parts have export restrictions ?

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Tue Mar 10 08:56:46 PDT 2009

On 10 Mar 2009 at 7:53, William Leijenaar wrote:

> Hi AMSATs,
> It has been some time ago that I worked on my mini-transponder again.
> Most of you might have seen the article about my 30grams linear Mode-UV :o)
> For my tests I purchase very often parts from Digikey in US, with high quality parts and fast deliveries. However, for some time I experience problems with getting parts from RFMD, which seem to have a "vendors export restriction". The strange thing is that I got the parts delivered around November 2008, but faced problems when I tried to order new parts begin this year.
> Does anyone know what the reasons might be for these restrictions ?
> And is there any way to get the parts to Europe without to much hassle.
> Many thanks, 
> 73 de PE1RAH
> William Leijenaar
> --- 
Still something from a past era...
6. ITAR.  I announced at the AMSAT Annual Meeting in Atlanta that AMSAT 
would actively develop a strategy concerning ITAR (International Traffic 
in Arms Regulations) and related export regulations.  Our goal is to 
ensure that AMSAT is in full compliance with ITAR, develop materials to 
train our satellite builders on ITAR compliance,  and to seek ways 
where we may continue to work with other AMSAT organizations on satel-
lite projects.  Since the Annual Meeting, Bill Ress, N6GHZ and I have 
been working with an attorney who specializes in ITAR.  We hope to make 
a formal submission to the State Department regarding ITAR in early 2009.


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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